[Athen] Accessible UML Diagramming

Jennifer Sutton jsuttondc at gmail.com
Mon May 8 16:12:45 PDT 2017


If you or others on the list figure out a good process for this sort of
thing, I'd love to hear about it.

These kinds of efforts to create a tactile or an audio representation of
something that is so visual always interest me.

As a similar, but different example, I've long tried to find good tools
that would permit efficient representation of mind-maps, via audio,
braille, and/or both.

Good luck.


On 5/5/2017 12:20 PM, Jeffrey Dell wrote:

> Hello

> I have a student that will be taking a systems analysis class this

> fall which requires UML Diagramming. I have found some tools but

> haven't quite pieced the whole puzzle together. Has anyone had a

> student that needed to use JAWS or NVDA to do UML diagrams lately?

> I have found some information about PlantUML where you can code the

> diagrams and use the software to generate the graphics. I'm still

> looking into this solution but it seems to be on paper the best way

> for a screen reader user to create the diagrams. Accessible UML takes

> the XMI files generated with Rational Rose and other UML diagramming

> programs and make them screen reader accessible. It was developed by

> the University of Manchester.

> The class is using Visio to create UML diagrams but I am finding no

> current information on how to export an XMI file from Visio to be read

> by Accessible UML. It is sounding like Visio programs need to be

> taken into Visual Studio to export the XMI.

> Any thoughts?

> Best regards,

> Jeff Dell

> Cleveland State

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